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  • Help, resources available to troops who step forward

    Oct 31, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 31, 2013) -- Col. M.C. Stephen Cherry IV and his wife Laurie will forever share a close personal bond with Rebecca Morrison ... a survivor-suicide connection they would never wish on anyone.

  • Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medication here safely

    Oct 31, 2013

    Fort huachuca, AZ. - Area residents dispose of 60 pounds of medication here safely.

  • Class plants seeds for better combat casualty care

    Oct 30, 2013

    Soldiers with Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, taught a CLS course to Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20-22.

  • Secretary Defense awards Purple Hearts

    Oct 30, 2013

  • October is time to recognize pharmacists, technicians

    Oct 30, 2013

    October is American Pharmacist Month, and in recognition of this observance, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center encourages beneficiaries to get to know your pharmacist and your medication. CRDAMC Pharmacy has some of the "top technicians" in the Army Medical Department. This year, Army Pharmacy's top clinical technician was CRDAMC's own Ms. Beth Rayman.

  • Red Currahee honors the fallen

    Oct 29, 2013

    While serving their country, deployed in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 1st Bn. 506th Inf. Regt., as well as 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, both part of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., among others, conducted their own Run for the Fallen, running 5.06 kilometers (3.14 miles), on Oct. 26, at Forward Operating Base Gardez and Combat Outpost Wilderness.

  • Army Honors Wounded, Ill and Injured Soldiers during Warrior Care Month Focuses on Building Readines

    Oct 29, 2013

    Across the Army during November events will be held honoring these men and women and highlighting their experiences in Warrior Transition Units with a focus on their resilience and the contributions they make to the readiness of the force.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • Army Surgeon General delivers prescription for health

    Oct 28, 2013

    Attendees of the 2013 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Military Family Forum II received special health care, and it came with no deductible or copay.

  • Training trainers: Afghan police lifesavers practice medical skills to teach to comrades

    Oct 28, 2013

    Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4thBrigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gave a three-day class to show select Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers, each of whom has prior medical training and experience, new or different casualty care techniques for them to pass on to their teammates in ABP Zone 1.

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care sets, carries high standard for battlefield medical treatment

    Oct 28, 2013

    A demonstration of Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2013. TCCC has three distinct phases -- care under fire, tactical field care and tactical evacuation care -- which enable Soldiers to treat their wounded teammates with maximum efficiency and transport them to safety. Research compiled since World War II has indicated that many battlefield fatalities, particularly those due to blood loss from extremity wounds, tension pneumothorax (e.g., a collapsed lung) and airway trouble, are preventable with timely, focused care. TCCC, which was formulated in the mid-1990s, focuses specifically on such injuries. Since TCCC's introduction to the Army, the survival rate associated with the most common causes of preventable death has climbed significantly.

  • USARAF conducts medical training exercise in Niger

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa and Niger Armed Forces conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-0 at Issaka Gazobi Maternity in the capital city of Naimey, Oct. 7-18. American military health professionals, to include eleven military doctors, jointly performed surgery, and trained Nigerien medical students in specialties such as surgery, gynecology, anesthesiology, and other key medical fields.

  • Experts share ins and outs of Flu shots

    Oct 28, 2013

    Flu shot experts come in a variety of ages and heights, all with valuable insights.

  • What's Moderation?

    Oct 28, 2013

    I love to hang out and have a few drinks with my friends. The camaraderie and bonding that takes place during those fun times is priceless. Sometimes, though, the fun can go a little too far. When it does, not only can it ruin your night (and next day, for sure), it could cost you your life.

  • Running for a Cause -- Old Guard Soldier runs Army Ten Miler in honor of cousins

    Oct 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Castanon ran the 2013 Army Ten-Miler in honor of his young cousins, who were diagnosed early in their lives with Type I diaabetes. With them in mind, he was able to beat his previous time by more than ten minutes.

  • KSF medics becoming self-sustainable

    Oct 26, 2013

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Kosovo Security Force soldiers graduated from a First Responder train-the-trainer course at a ceremony held at Camp Skenderbue Oct. 25. Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical led the 5-day course designed to teach the critical life-saving skills needed when responding to a medical emergency while also teaching the students to train and certify their own soldiers in future courses.

  • Survivors, health professionals highlight early detection, Event educates on breast cancer awareness

    Oct 25, 2013

    Detecting breast cancer early can save lives, as survivors, Family members and medical personnel attested to during Fort Belvoir's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Luncheon Friday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center ballroom. The USO Warrior and Family Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital partnered to host the luncheon, featuring educational booths, personal stories from breast cancer survivors and a tour of the Belvoir Hospital Breast Care Center.

  • Belvoir hospital 5K run supports awareness for breast cancer

    Oct 25, 2013

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital supported breast cancer awareness and research by hosting a 5K run/walk Oct. 17 on the main hospital campus. The event, which came about as the result of a partnership between the USO Warrior and Family Center and the Belvoir Hospital Oncology Department, aimed to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and increase the post community's knowledge of the disease.

  • Warrior Transition Unit recovery: Soldier success story

    Oct 25, 2013

    The Army is committed to supporting wounded, ill and injured Warriors achieve success through a unit called the "Warrior Transition Unit."

  • Hunting tips to stay on target

    Oct 24, 2013

    While the rules and seasons for hunting vary from state to state, safety is one common factor that should always be consistent.

  • Seminar educates about breast cancer

    Oct 24, 2013

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit sponsored an awareness symposium Oct. 16 in the Murari Room at Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

  • Fort Sill sponsors prescription drug turn-in

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Army Substance Abuse Program and Directorate of Emergency Services at Fort Sill will join with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies to sponsor a Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Fort Hood's recycling program sets the standard for the Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Hood, Texas was selected as one of seven Army installations to pilot the Net Zero Waste program. Since the program was implemented in 2011, Fort Hood has seen a 20 percent reduction in the amount of waste entering the landfill.

  • Mammogram saves life of LAHC employee

    Oct 24, 2013

    Lisa Hale, a licensed practical nurse at Lyster Army Health Clinic, used to work at a gynecologist office, and often answered questions from nervous women about receiving a mammogram and what to expect during the exam.

  • Breast cancer awareness may save life of person you know, love

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer sometime during her life. In the United States this year, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease.

  • A change to the skyline is on the horizon with the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Oct 23, 2013

    At approximately 60 percent complete, the new Darnall Army Medical Center is making a big scene on the Killeen and Fort Hood skyline. Currently over 1,200 skilled workers converge on the construction site daily to complete the many tasks comprising this monumental construction effort.

  • Soldiers at Sembach take stand against drugs, alcohol

    Oct 22, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany - Hundreds of people at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz took a stand against drug and alcohol abuse Oct. 19 during the Red Ribbon Run at Sembach Kaserne. The event, centered on a five kilometer fun run and walk, is the Kaiserslautern Military Community's way to commemorate National Red Ribbon Week. Kai Jendretzke won the race, coming in at 17:11.

  • Institute of Land Warfare #2: Towards a Ready and Resilient Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    From Washington D.C. The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN John Campbell, leads a diverse group of panelists including Army G1 LTG Bromberg, Army Surgeon General LTG Horoho, in a discussion about the Army's holistic Ready and Resilient campaign. It will focus on the Soldier life cycle, Family and Community services that support a resilient force, the Performance Triad and Resiliency Training. Available in high definition.

  • Catch breast cancer early

    Oct 22, 2013

    Knowing signs and getting screenings can help head off the most common cancer plaguing American women

  • Army Physical Therapy -- A Proud History and Integral Force in Neuromusculoskeletal Care and Readine

    Oct 22, 2013

    The long and proud tradition of physical therapy in the United States was born out of necessity to meet the needs of American service members injured during World War I. The Army Medical Department recognized the need for a formalized physical therapy course of instruction in the early 1920s. This fall, the Army celebrates over 90 years of formal military physical therapy education and rehabilitative care for Department of Defense beneficiaries.1

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army to stand up new Resiliency Directorate

    Oct 22, 2013

    Army leaders announced Oct. 21, 2013, a new directorate would be established in the Pentagon under the Army's G-1.

  • Army promotes healthy lifestyle for Soldiers, Army families

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Army is promoting healthy lifestyle choices to improve the readiness and resilience of Soldiers, and the health and well-being of Army families, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Army's first Executive Resilience, Performance Course offered to Army leaders at Belvoir

    Oct 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted the Army's first official Executive Resilience and Performance Course for Army leaders, Oct. 17, 2013.

  • Dive deep, face fears, build strength

    Oct 21, 2013

    First Lt. George Edward Smith who is currently serving as the operations officer for C Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division failed out of pre-scuba before he was commissioned. Today the artillery officer enjoys exploring the waters around the peninsula. (Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. George Edward Smith)

  • ATVs: not to be underestimated

    Oct 21, 2013

  • US Army Central supports EFMB in Kuwait

    Oct 21, 2013

    Weary soldiers lined the road in the pre-dawn hours of what promised to be another sweltering day in Kuwait. After enduring a variety of grueling mental and physical tasks, 22 service members were all that remained of the 138 that began the competition five days prior. Looming ahead of the remaining candidates and their goal was a daunting 12-mile road-march course.

  • Womack Army Medical Center physician receives recruiting excellence award

    Oct 21, 2013

    Col. (Dr.) Frank Christopher was presented the U. S. Army Recruiting Excellence Medallion at an Oct. 7 ceremony by Col. (Dr.) Steven Brewster, commander, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Maj. Sandra Petty, Officer in Charge of the Raleigh Medical Recruiting Center on behalf of Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, commanding general of U. S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC.)

  • One Woman's Story of Hope and Survival

    Oct 21, 2013

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer-related death in American women. For one Fort Detrick woman, this has been her battle over the last year.

  • Behavioral Health Data Portal IT Team winners of the Excellence in Enterprise Information Award

    Oct 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Medical Command's Behavioral Health Data Portal team was notified Oct. 15th that the team & its project had been selected as the Government Awardee for 2013. They are the winners of the Excellence in Enterprise Information Award from the Association For Enterprise Information (AFEI), an affiliate of The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), a leading Defense Industry association.

  • Health providers receive 'eye opening' experience

    Oct 18, 2013

    As the only deployed physician assistant with 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Capt. La Tasha Gray, treats and cares for thousands of troops, a challenge she will not have to face alone while in Afghanistan.

  • 'Black Jack' physicians balance healthcare needs

    Oct 18, 2013

    As the only deployed physician's assistant with 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Capt. La Tasha Gray, must treat and care for hundreds of troops, a challenge she will not have to face alone while in Afghanistan.

  • Medics certify new lifesavers, gain instructor skills

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Army Combat Lifesaver is a bridge between the first aid given to all soldiers during basic training and the medical training given to combat medics, according to the Medical Simulation Training Center, Fort Carson, Colo.

  • 30th Medical Command redesignated as 30th Medical Brigade

    Oct 18, 2013

    Europe's 30th Medical Command inactivated and the unit reverted to 30th Medical Brigade during a ceremony in Sembach, Germany, Oct. 18.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Patriots put a twist on fitness

    Oct 17, 2013

  • Health fair supports retirees, Families

    Oct 17, 2013

    As cooler weather blankets the South, people become more aware of health concerns, and Lyster Army Health Clinic is providing a way for retirees to learn about ways to keep themselves healthy.

  • Drug Take-Back Day returns to fight abuse

    Oct 17, 2013

    Although flu season is upon us, Fort Rucker is bringing back a program designed to take unneeded medication out of the cabinets to fight drug abuse.

  • Amputee Soldier stays on to serve

    Oct 17, 2013

  • Fort Sill Community Based Medical Home to close

    Oct 17, 2013

    The Fort Sill Medical Department Activity commander announced Oct. 11, 2013, the closure of Frontier Medical Home, 5405 SW Lee Blvd. in Lawton, Okla.

  • Secure Email safe way to talk to doctors

    Oct 17, 2013

    Patients at Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Community Hospital can communicate with their doctors without picking up the phone through secure email. The system, known as the Army Medical Secure Messaging Service (AMSMS), allows patients and medical providers to communicate with each other in total privacy.

  • Ranger's salute strikes patriotic chord across nation

    Oct 17, 2013

    A photo of a wounded Army Ranger saluting his commander from a hospital bed in Afghanistan has become a symbol of fortitude, sacrifice and honor.

  • National Training Center at Fort Irwin begins seasonal influenza vaccination program

    Oct 17, 2013

    Cpt. Liza Bortz of Weed Army Community Hospital's preventive medicine department administers a flu vaccination to National Training Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Ted Martin.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness expands resilience training to Army leaders

    Oct 16, 2013

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched its Executive Resilience and Performance Course Armywide, Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • 20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

    Oct 16, 2013

    Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets last week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

  • Eustis Army Health Center joins fight against childhood obesity

    Oct 15, 2013

    Kids Move is a twelve-week, family-based lifestyle program for children ages 6 to 17 with a body mass index over the 85th percentile.

  • McDonald Army health Center joins the fight against childhood obesity

    Oct 15, 2013

    McDonald Army Health Center is promoting the Kids Move program as a part of a national effort to eradicate childhood obesity.

  • Currahee Cav conducts MASCAL alongside ANA

    Oct 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), alongside medics with the Afghan NAtional Army, conducted a mass-casualty exercise on Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2013.

  • Task Force Patriot physician assistant treats and teaches Afghan medics

    Oct 11, 2013

    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Victor Acevedo, a physician assistant with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, and native of Las Vegas, Nev., drains an cyst on an Afghan soldier's foot before conducting a short first aid class at Nangalam base, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2013.

  • Public Health Command Soldiers earn prestigious badge

    Oct 11, 2013

    Eleven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Public Heath Command earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, after completing a grueling competition held in Reston, Va.

  • 20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

    Oct 11, 2013

    Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets this week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

  • Army Medicine Guide to Government Shutdown/Furlough

    Oct 11, 2013

  • 131 donors turn out for Ansbach blood drive

    Oct 10, 2013

    During a blood drive at Bismarck Kaserne at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Oct. 8, 131 donors turned out to give blood to the Armed Services Blood Program.

  • 201st Afghan National Army medics get refresher

    Oct 10, 2013

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 10, 2013) - U.S. Army Spc. Chris Giles (left), medic with 122nd Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, a native of Abbeville, S.C., oversees Afghan National Army 201st Corps, Engineer Battalion, soldiers as they practice casualty care at forward operating base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2013. The purpose of the training is to ensure soldiers injured in the field receive proper care. (U.S. Army photo by: Spc Edward Bates/Released).

  • Army seeks to overcome depression stigma

    Oct 10, 2013

    October is National Depression Awareness Month, with the theme "The courage to seek help."

  • Bringing Soldiers 'Back Into the Light'

    Oct 10, 2013

    It's not a Christian injury. It's not a Muslim injury. It's not a Buddhist injury. It's a moral injury. That was one of the key points that Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin expressed to combat Veterans during the "Back Into the Light" seminar at the Chambers Bay Golf Course near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Sept. 26. The seminar dealt with difficulties Soldiers often experience when re-entering their communities after they've experienced a moral injury, which occurs when a person either does something, or is exposed to something they believe is morally wrong, or experiences betrayal by those they believed were always "right," said Entrekin.

  • SRMC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Oct 10, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman relinquished responsibility as command sergeant major of Southern Regional Medical Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson during a change of responsibility ceremony at the AMEDD Museum Amphitheater, Oct. 8. Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, commanding general Southern Regional Medical Command officiated the ceremony.

  • How internships turned into jobs

    Oct 10, 2013

    When Jim Gonzalez and Chris Hall started their internships, getting offered jobs wasn't even on their list of expectations. Learn new skills? Get valuable resume fodder? Network with people in the industry? Sure. Being asked to apply for openings and actually getting hired for jobs? That was an unexpected bonus.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Surgeon General's Columbus Day Safety Message

    Oct 9, 2013

    As our Command prepares to observe Columbus Day and celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492, I salute all of the men and women in uniform as well as our civilian employees who proudly serve and protect the United States of America.

  • Military medical advances in combat can help civilians at home

    Oct 9, 2013

    I had the privilege to see firsthand the latest medical advances we have made in Afghanistan, that help us save more lives and return more service members to duty, and ultimately to their families.

  • Brigade and battalion leaders attend Ready and Resilient Orientation Course

    Oct 9, 2013

    Leaders of brigade and battalion command teams gathered Oct. 9 at Nelson Hall Fort Gordon, Ga., to attend a program orientation course.

  • Community comes together to help terminally ill Soldier

    Oct 7, 2013

    A terminally ill Soldier and his family received a lot more help than they could have imagined on moving day, after a large response to a post on a well-known social media networking site.

  • National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 7, 2013

    October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance of this month, on Oct. 10, 2013, the Army will join several organizations across America in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression

  • USAG Ansbach community members prove themselves red-blooded: Blood program to visit Bismarck Kaserne

    Oct 7, 2013

    The Armed Services Blood Program will visit U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Oct. 8. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., ASBP will accept blood donations at the former post exchange location at Bismarck Kaserne, the bottom floor of D Wing of Bldg. 5843.

  • Warrior Spear Magazine

    Oct 3, 2013

    The latest issue of Warrior Spear is now available for download. In this issue we cover events from the last quarter as well as our recent deployment to Malaysia.

  • Improve your health with activity, diet, sleep

    Oct 3, 2013

    Performance Triad Pilot

  • Eat, move, sleep: Incorporating Performance Triad offers optimal performance

    Oct 3, 2013

    Eat, move and sleep serve as cornerstones of a pilot program, called the Performance Triad, recently launched by the Office of the Surgeon General and Army Medicine.

  • The 80th Training Command's 'bottom up' approach to sexual assault, sexual harassment

    Oct 3, 2013

    While the Department of Defense wrestles with effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault, Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety, commander 80th Training Command (TASS), has decided to reach out to Soldiers and civilians command wide for their individual perspectives on the issue.

  • Lyster Pharmacy upgrades to medication refill robotics center

    Oct 3, 2013

    New medication dispensing machines will soon be humming and clicking away inside Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy.

  • Currahee's grandfather was role model, Medal of Honor recipient

    Oct 3, 2013

    For those who have Service members in their Families, the role model can be a much closer and tangible person to admire. Such was the case for Sgt. Dell Rocco, a medical logistics specialist with rear detachment's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who had his grandfather to emulate. His grandfather, Louis Richard Rocco, a Hispanic Medal of Honor recipient for actions during the Vietnam War, not only affected Sgt. Rocco's career choice but also other important areas of life.

  • Army Medicine personnel practice teamwork at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

    Oct 2, 2013

    Soldiers with the 865th Army Reserve Combat Support Hospital, from Utica, N.Y., perfected their medical teamwork skills at one of the nation's leading simulation centers.

  • U.S. athletes shine at CISM World Para-Track & Field Championships

    Oct 2, 2013

    Five U.S. military athletes, including three from the Army World Class Athlete Program, combined to win 10 gold and two silver medals, Sept. 14-15, 2013, at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 2013 World Para-Track and Field Championships in Warendorf, Germany.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • THE TRANSFORMATION OF ARMY MEDICINE: MEDCOM Celebrates 19 Years of Organizational Resilience

    Oct 1, 2013

    On October 2, 1994, The United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) was established as part of efforts to reorganize and restructure Army Medicine. This came with the decommissioning of Health Services Command (HSC) after 21 years at a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Health Services Command (HSC) came into being in April 1973 under the command and control of Maj. Gen. Spurgeon H. Neel Jr.

  • Horoho Receives Red Cross Humanitarian Award

    Oct 1, 2013

    U.S. Army Surgeon General Patricia D. Horoho (right), is pictured with Joanne Patton (left), daughter-in-law of Army Gen. George S. Patton Jr., and Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the Massachusetts Red Cross after receiving the Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts at a ceremony held in Boston last month. Horoho, the Army's first female surgeon general, was recognized for the role she played as a nurse at the Pentagon during 9/11 where she saved dozens of lives by administering medical aid at the point of injury. (Photo courtesy American Red Cross of Massachusetts)

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month "Don't Wait - Early Detection Pays Off"

    Oct 1, 2013

    Army Medicine joins Military Health System (MHS) and other health system partners in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase the overall awareness and sharing of information among Soldiers, family members, and beneficiaries on the importance of breast cancer screening as well as communicating how a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating nutritious foods and staying physically active, are to maintaining, restoring, and improving breast health.

  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month: The Courage to Seek Help

    Oct 1, 2013

    October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month, and in observance of this month, on October 10, 2013, the Army will join several organizations and communities across America in recognition of "National Depression Screening Day" by leading efforts to inform the public about depression, its various signs and symptoms, the importance of eliminating stigma associated with seeking treatment, and providing information about the availability of free anonymous behavioral health screenings.

  • Ready and Resilient: Joining together to help prevent suicide

    Sep 30, 2013

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in Germany, Sept. 24, 2013, during Wiesbaden's Ready and Resilient training day.

  • Surgeon Returns to Army Roots on 9/11/01 Anniversary

    Sep 30, 2013

    A prominent cardiothoracic surgeon takes the Oath of Office on the 9/11/01 anniversary, and returns to his Army roots.

  • Hurricane approaching?

    Sep 30, 2013

    A churning hurricane approaching the coast gives residents the luxury of time to prepare; a tornado dropping from the sky with no notice doesn't.

  • Army Medical Students March to a Different Drum

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients enjoy paid tuition, fees and books, plus a monthly stipend, at some of the elite medical and dental schools across the country.

  • Flu shot or nasal spray vaccine -- which is better?

    Sep 30, 2013

    Studies comparing the flu shot to the nasal vaccine have shown the shot or inactivated vaccine to be more effective in protecting against influenza A in healthy adults. However, studies conducted in children have found the nasal spray or attenuated vaccine more effective in preventing influenza than the shot.

  • Tinnitus: what the "buzz" is all about

    Sep 30, 2013

    An estimated 50 million Americans experience constant tinnitus. Over 16 million that suffer from tinnitus have sought medical attention to find relief. Among veterans, tinnitus is the most common service-connected disability.

  • Protect your baby from sudden infant death syndrome

    Sep 30, 2013

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is responsible for nearly half of these deaths. SIDS is the leading cause of all deaths among infants under a year old, and it often occurs when babies are between 2 months and 4 months old.

  • SAMMC offers weight loss options

    Sep 30, 2013

    Obesity is more than being overweight; it also leads to many health problems including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and even certain cancers.

  • Afghans take lead with local hospital

    Sep 29, 2013

    The partnership between coalition forces and the Afghan National Army took a major step forward, Sept. 25, 2013, as the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the hospital now being 100 percent Afghan led.

  • Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine II Cooperative Agreement Awarded to Warrior Restorat

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM): Warrior Restoration Consortium, under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Medical Service, the Office of Research and Development - Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

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